BER Online Learning for Educators

Grades 3-6: Expanding Students' Repertoire of Math Problem-Solving Strategies

Expanding Students' Repertoire of Math Problem-Solving Strategies, Grades 3-6

Course Objective/Goals

In this course, you'll observe many ways to engage intermediate grade level students in developing more sophisticated problem-solving strategies. As students encounter open-ended problems, they must learn to select the most appropriate problem-solving strategies. You'll see how to help students use their complete repertoire of skills and strategies to solve interesting and engaging problems.

Helping students move beyond basic problem-solving strategies can be challenging. You'll learn how to implement practical ideas and techniques for helping students develop and apply three more sophisticated problem-solving strategies:

You will learn how to:

  • Making an organized list strengthens students’ skills in organizing data effectively
  • When students learn how to use logical reasoning, they are more able to think logically and make accurate generalizations
  • Problems that require students to work backward develop skills of inverse thinking

Watch an excerpt from this course:


How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

Optional Brandman University Graduate Level Professional Development Credit course code: EDDU 9395


"I was impressed by the videos both with the ideas and the explanations and examples. Very well done and much appreciated by problem-solving teachers!"
              – Angela Philip


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